Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Prapancha Charithreya Ruparekhegalu" by S. Srikanta Sastri now reprinted !

Prapancha Charithreya Ruparekhegalu 
Dr S. Srikanta Sastri's book "Prapancha Charithreya Ruparekhegalu" first published in 1957 and later reprinted in 1960 was written with University students in mind. In this book S. Srikanta Sastri outlines the world history spanning over two millennia in a succinct and encapsulated manner and by virtue of its publication in late 1950s stays true to global events till that period. Its relevance for general readers of history today, who seek a concise but well laid out historical record of global events across two thousand years is undeniable. With these readers in mind, D. K. Shyamasundar Rao of Kamadhenu Publishers has reprinted this book in 2013 with a beautiful cover design by upcoming design artist Ravishankar and is now available for sale at the following address:

"Kamadhenu Pustaka Bhavana",
c/o D. K. Shyamasundara Rao,
# 5/1, Nagappa Street, Seshadripuram,
Bangalore - 560 020
Mob: 09449446328
Timings: Mon - Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m., 05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.


View Larger Map The book is priced at 150.00/- and has close to a dozen cartographical plates personally
sketched by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri in the 1950s depicting the rise and fall of various civilizations and their inevitable influence on newer ones. Owing to S. Srikanta Sastri's demise in 1974 and his poor health in the later years, the book was sadly never revised or updated to reflect the successive events that ensued forth on the global stage. Nonetheless the book is definitely worth reading and serves as a bird's eye view of history for a beginner and a professional alike. The book was written in Kannada and is lucid and understandable in its prose. 

The book has its preface penned by the renowned Kannada poet and writer K. V. Puttappa, better known by his pen name Kuvempu and bears witness to Kuvempu showering praise of S. Srikanta Sastri's erudition, scholarship and lucid writing style.

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